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Marvin Jones | Wide Receiver

Team: Cincinnati Bengals
Age / DOB:  (25) / 3/12/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 198
College: California
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Marvin Jones caught two passes for 35 yards and a touchdown in the Bengals' third preseason game.
Jones would have had a bigger game, but had a 43-yard catch called back for holding. He continued to play behind Mohamed Sanu in two-wide sets. Even if Jones overtakes Sanu, he won't be higher than the No. 3 option behind A.J. Green and Tyler Eifert. Aug 29 - 10:21 PM

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Marvin Jones has resumed operating as the Bengals' No. 2 receiver at training camp.

He's back working at Z, with A.J. Green at X receiver and Mohamed Sanu entering in three-receiver formations. Jones opened camp running with the twos and threes, and continued to do so in Cincinnati's preseason opener. That may have been a motivational tactic to some extent. The Bengals need to get Jones' body back used to the physical grind. Jones is a better best-ball than re-draft pick, but should flirt with WR3/4 value this season.
Aug 19 - 8:19 PM

Bengals OC Hue Jackson said Marvin Jones is "starting to look like Marvin Jones again."

The coaching staff called out Jones early in camp for being too "timid" while running his routes. Now a few weeks into action, Jones is starting to trust his foot and ankle after sitting out all last season with injuries. A big-time red-zone presence in 2013, Jones should have a handle on No. 2 receiver duties ahead of Mohamed Sanu. Jones continues to be drafted after guys like Percy Harvin and Cordarrelle Patterson.
Aug 19 - 1:23 PM

Marvin Jones caught one pass for 17 yards in the Bengals' preseason opener.

With Rex Burkhead manning the slot, Jones did not see a single snap in Andy Dalton's only drive of the night. Jones did enter the game on the second series, but he played deep into the game with backup QB Josh Johnson. Jones was called out by coach Marvin Lewis after missing several practices early in camp. He has the talent to be a big factor in the Bengals' offense, but Jones has to consistently stay on the field to earn a significant role.
Aug 14 - 10:34 PM

Marvin Jones practiced in full pads for the first time in training camp on Wednesday.

Jones has been dealing with nagging ankle, foot, and hamstring injuries ever since his 10-touchdown 2013 campaign. Jones was recently challenged publicly by coach Marvin Lewis, and up until Wednesday had been practicing on the "second and third teams." He practiced with the ones in Wednesday's session. "It felt good for me, for him to feel good," OC Hue Jackson said. "It's been a process for him. I think he's in the next stage of the process. He's doing a good job."
Aug 12 - 8:10 PM

Marvin Jones is listed behind Mohamed Sanu on the Bengals' first unofficial depth chart.

It's not a surprise with Jones missing a bunch of practice time thanks to a hamstring strain and general soreness. He's scuffling a bit as he comes off a year on the sidelines. Jones still has a month to get his body right and beat out Sanu for snaps in two-wide sets. He remains a fine late-round flier pick.
Aug 10 - 12:16 PM

Marvin Jones (hamstring) returned to practice Saturday.

Jones missed the last week with hamstring soreness. The Bengals never considered him more than a day-to-day issue. Jones has struggled to regain form early in camp, but remains the favorite to start opposite A.J. Green.
Aug 8 - 2:36 PM

Marvin Jones is missing practice time due to a hamstring injury and "general body soreness."

As beat writer Coley Harvey notes, Jones is getting used to the every-day football grind after missing all of last season with a recurring ankle/foot injury. Harvey believes Jones could "be back sometime next week." Jones remains the favorite to start opposite A.J. Green, but still has to old off Mohamed Sanu.
Aug 8 - 12:22 AM

Bengals coach Marvin Lewis has called out Marvin Jones for being timid through the early days of camp.

Coming back from a serious foot/ankle issue, Jones has been missing time with leg soreness. "Marvin's got to get to practice if Marvin wants to get to play," Lewis said. "That's part of it. He hasn't played football for us in a year, basically. He had two or three practices or whatever he had last year in the fall. Marvin's got to get prepared to play NFL football." We're guessing Jones got the message loud and clear. Provided he stays healthy, Jones will get the opportunity to make plays opposite superstar A.J. Green this season.
Aug 6 - 1:40 PM

Marvin Jones says the foot/ankle injury that wiped out his 2014 season is "not there anymore."

Jones missed the season, requiring surgery to remove bone chips in his foot/ankle region. "We looked at it, got it fixed, and it’s not there anymore," said Jones. "It was an unfortunate situation, but it’s behind me." After being eased into OTAs, Jones was a full participant at mandatory minicamp in June. One year removed from a ten-touchdown season, Jones offers low-end to mid-range WR3 appeal at his affordable 13th-round fantasy ADP.
Jul 20 - 7:37 PM

Marvin Jones appeared 100 percent during last week's minicamp.

The Bengals used the minicamp as a "baptism by fire" for Jones, who missed all of last year with a foot/ankle injury. He responded perfectly, sporting "quick and crisp" routes while showing no lingering effects of the injury. Jones, a playmaking deep threat who had 10 touchdowns on just 80 targets in 2013, is penciled in as the No. 2 wideout opposite A.J. Green. He's shaping up as a sneaky sleeper.
Jun 22 - 9:55 AM

Marvin Jones (hamstring) participated in 11-on-11 work Tuesday.

It was just a minor tweak. The real story is that Jones is fully over the foot/ankle issue that ruined his 2014 campaign. He's expected to immediately slide back in opposite A.J. Green, pushing Mohamed Sanu into his natural slot role.
Jun 2 - 12:29 PM

Updating a previous item, Marvin Jones (hamstring) has not been cleared for Bengals OTAs.

It was reported last week that Jones got the green light for the start of OTAs. But Jones ended up tweaking his hamstring and couldn't pass a physical. The good news is that it isn't an issue with his foot or ankle. Jones expects to be out there in the next few days. He'll likely start opposite A.J. Green this season.
May 27 - 10:20 AM

Marvin Jones (foot, ankle) has been cleared for OTAs.

Jones has an inside track on the starting X-receiver job, but needs to prove he’s fully over his injuries after missing all of 2014. The Bengals are hoping a healthy Jones can provide a big-play threat opposite A.J. Green.
May 23 - 4:15 PM

Marvin Jones (foot, ankle) confirmed he has no limitations as the offseason program begins.

Jones hurt his foot in last year's training camp and suffered a bunch of setbacks causing him to miss the entire season. He also underwent ankle surgery on his other wheel. When we last saw him in 2013, he was a big-play machine -- 52 catches for 712 yards and 10 touchdowns on just 80 targets. Now 100 percent, Jones has an inside track on the starting job opposite A.J. Green heading into this season.
Apr 20 - 12:06 PM